From Pamir to Tian Shan range

11 Days
Cultural Tours


11 days discovering Kyrgyzia with excursion into the Pamir Alay. All year around.

Enjoy a cultural program for nature lovers. After arriving in Osh, explore the Pamir and the famous Lenin Peak (7134m.) And after crossing the Ferghana Valley and the original forests Greek nuts, you cross the line of Tien Shan by the most beautiful canyons . The final touch is beautiful on arrival at Issyk Kul lake, the second largest mountain lake in the world.


Osh International airport

D 1 / Osh International Airport - Osh

Arrival at the airport Osh early in the morning. Meeting by our English speaking guide. Transfer to the guesthouse. Visit of several monuments of the capital of south Kyrgyzstan: Salomon sacred mountain wich is World heritage Site, supported by UNESCO, square of Alymbek Datka, and largest and most crowded outdoor market in all of Central Asia. Overnight in the guest house in Osh.

Sary Tash - peak Lenin

D 2 / Osh - Sary-Mogol village

The road goes up slowly to the mountain situated at the South of Osh city, on the foot of the enormous range of Pamir. In the morning, we can visit the Gulsho hot springs water. The road goes now up into a canyon till the pass of Taldyk pass (3589m. alt.), then drive down to Sary Tash, stop for lunch on the way. The view opens slowly to the Pamir range marking the border between Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan. Then we drive to Sary Mogol village. Free time in the village. Dinner and overnight in homestay.

Options: visit of the Chong and Kichi Koel lakes; visit of the Kedjige lake; visit of a yack farm; visit of Tulpar Koel lakes

Horseback riding at BC peak Lenin

D 3 / Sary-Mogol village - Tulpar-Kol lake

Day horse ride to the lake Tuparkoel, we cross the big Kyzyl Suu valley, and our yurt camp is situaeted, on the shore of incredible lakes and at same level than the BC of the Lenin's peak but on the East bank of the Ashyk Tash river. Overnight in yurts. (possibility to add a day hike in the direction of Lenin's peak, or ascent of nearby peak (alt. 4130m.))

D 4 / Tulpar-Kol lake - Arslanbob village

Today, we have a long scenery road, through Gulsho, Kara-Shoro, Uzgen minaret, Jalal Abad city. Arrival end of the day in Arslanbob. Overnight in homestays.

Arslanbob village

D 5 / Arslanbob village - Arslanbob village

Today we walking through the village to reach the waterfall. Picnic at the foot of the waterfall. During the afternoon, stroll in the forest of walnut. Night and meals in homestay in Arslanbob.

CBT Arslanbob

D 6 / Arslanbob village - Toktogul

In the morning we walk to the waterfall and forests. Lunch in Arslanbob. Then drive to Toktogul lake. We drive through canyon of the Naryn River and barages. Taking several pictures at the edge of the cliffs and the lake stops. Then we go round the artificial lake of Toktogul. Arrival in the gorge of the Chychkhan river. Overnight in the guesthouse.

Yurt camp at Suusamyr valley for ski-touring

D 7 / Road to Kyzyl Oy

We drive to Chichkhan Canyon, famous for its honey and trout. Then we leave the canyon to lead the Ala Bel Pass (3175m alt.) We open amazing view of the upper valley of Sussamyr. Driving to this valley will take us to the village of Kojomkul, where we visit the small museum dedicated to local hero who wore stones over 600kg. At noon, we descend the canyon Koekoemeren river that leads to the peaceful village of Kyzyl Oi where we share a meal with our host. In the afternoon, we walk the "red hollow", this little dry with red ocher cliffs valley leaves no doubt that lies above one of the finest pastures Tian Chan. Overnight in homestay.

Jumgal valley

D 8 / Kyzyl Oy - Kochkor

After our breakfast, we continue down the canyon that offers scenery more amazing. At the intersection with Jumgal river, we ascend the river to these new sources. Stop for lunch at the inhabitant in the village of Djumgal. We discover life "sedimentary!” The nomadic Kyrgyz. After lunch, we go back neck Kyzart (2664m. alt.) And descend to the small village of Epkin, where you will discover the way how to make shirdak, the traditional kyrgyz carpet. Arrival in Kochkor, installation in a homestay. Visit of the town. Dinner and overnight in a homestay.

Issyk Kul

D 9 / Kochkor - Bokonbaeva

Morning tour of the city: local crafts bazaar and transfer Barskoon the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul, the second altitude lake after Lake Titicaca, on the called " the pearl of Kyrgyzstan " a sandy shore, huge and deep , without flow. We drive to the village of Kyzyl Tuu for lunch at our host, manufacturer yurt. Then we drive to Bokonbaeva where we visit two eagles and hawks breeders, ancestral tradition received from father to son. Then after getting acquainted with the raptors, we continue our journey to Tong beach to spend the night in a charming yurt camp of the local ecotourism association. (in homestay in winter).

D 10 / Bokonbaeva - Bishkek

Morning, drive back along the shore of Issyk Kul lake, then descend slowly to the Boom gorge where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we will visit the Burana Tower dating from the 11th century, the ancient capital of Central Asia. Arrival in Bishkek, dinner and overnight in guest house. (options : visit of Kyzyl Tuu village and its yurt makers, 2-3 hours rafting in Chuy or Chong Kemin river)

Manas International Airport

D 11 / Bishkek - Manas International Airport

Depending on your flight time, your guide will join you to the airport and help you check in for your flight.  If your flight is later in the day your guide will show you more places in Bishkek before your flight.

We hope you enjoyed your trip to Kyrgyzstan and we hope you come back again to explore other counties in Central Asia with us. 



  • Organization of the stay
  • All transfers in vehicle incl. A / R airport
  • French speaking tour guide
  • Full board incl. drinking water
  • Accommodation described in the program
  • Carrying luggage during trekking and horse riding
  • Rent camping equipment (tents, mats, kitchen utensils)
  • All the visits indicated in the program
  • Entry fees at national parks or nature reserves
  • Entry fees at museums mentioned in the program
  • National or regional flights specified in the program
Non Include:
  • Insurance repatriation and CR insurance
  • International airfare and taxes
  • Alcohol or sweetened mineral water
  • Additional services not mentioned in the program
  • Staff costs and rental of personal equipment (ATV, sleeping bag, water bottle, flashlight, etc.)
  • Tips
  • Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.)

Since July 27, 2012, the visa is not any more required for the persons of Swiss, EU, US, Canadian and Japanese nationalities (in total 44 new countries, for more information visit; passport should be with minimum of 6 months validity for period of 60 days maximum. Vaccination is not mandatory.

This is a draft program. It can be changed due to changes of flight schedules, safetely reasons, weather conditions and others imponderable or unforeseen conditions. Only our tour guide is authorized to take the necessary decisions. Prices are calculated daily and are subject to change in case of wide fluctuations in prices or exchange rates.

Though Kyrgyzstan evidenced caravans over 3000 years it is still a young developing country and infrastructure of villages is not at a very high level. Refusing hospitality might be offensive and in order to avoid misunderstanding one had better to read some guidebooks and other books about Kyrgyzstan before getting prepared to visit.

Hope to see you soon.

Nomad’s Land Team

We will help you to discover Kyrgyzstan, a unique country lying in the heart of the Tien-Shan Mountains. It is a land of contrasts offering multitude of spectacular landscapes: wide steppes, fields, sandy deserts, turquoise lakes, snowy mountains, fast rivers, an abundance of wildlife with many rare and endangered species, historical and archeological places connected with the Great Silk Road and people preserving traditions of their nomadic ancestors. All this makes Kyrgyzstan a pearl of Central Asia.



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